Light strikes with UMC

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by bh153dc, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. bh153dc

    bh153dc New Member

    Been away for a while, you never have enough time in the military. Went to the range today and got 5 light strikes from Remington UMC, 95 gr FMJ after about 50 rds. Any of you guys had any trouble with UMC. I have used it in the past with no issues. Plus my mag kept falling out. No one else has been shooting my weapon either. And I have always babied her when it comes to inserting the mag. Thanks
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    have you cleaned the firing pin?

    since you reminded me, I'm going to go clean mine to remove pocket lint

  3. bh153dc

    bh153dc New Member

    Good point, it was blue loctite on the frankenbolt right?
  4. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Blue is what most use
    Purple is lower strength, but hard to find
    elmar's has held good for me ;)

    I used drill bits by hand to clean the build up of lint and lube. the drilled holes IDs in the slide are 0.161” (#20) and 0.073” (#49).
  5. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    I've always had good luck with that ammo. Be sure you are not short-stroking the trigger [let it fully reset].
  6. frankmako

    frankmako New Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Chattanooga TN
    i also have had good luck with that brand of ammo. might be a dirty firing pin area. clean her up real good and take her back to the range.
  7. bh153dc

    bh153dc New Member

    Cleaned the firing pin and no issues with the light strikes. Thanks guys
  8. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    did you find any debri in the firing pin channel?
  9. bh153dc

    bh153dc New Member

    Sure did. Brass and carbon.